Hello Painters and Friends,
Two final locations are on tap for September and October to round out the season. Here they are:
September 15th, Saturday, Southford Falls State Park
8:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m. (If you want to stay the rest of the day on your own, you may.)
Free and Open to all artists, to gather and paint outside, at a beautiful small lake, waterfall, and covered bridge in the Fall color season. At the turn of the century, this was the site of the Diamond Match Company. Scenic waterfalls are at the southeast end of the Park on the Eight Mile River. Southford Falls was established as a state park in 1932 and has 169 acres.
(No instruction; bring your own supplies, snacks, lunch, folding chair.)
Parking in lot. Bathroom available.
Leave pets at home.
I-84, Exit 15, travel South on Route 6.
Turn right on 188, park will be on your left.
No rain date.
More info: Ellie Boyd, 203-429-4356, leave message.
Lachat Farm Paintout, Weston, CT Saturday, October 6th
8:00 a.m. to 5:00p.m. with popup show and reception
Grab your easel, paints, and friends and head to Lachat Town Farm on Saturday, October 6th (rain date, October 7th.) John Forgione has made arrangements for POP painters and friends to spend the day painting there, with the possibility of a follow on display of work in the barn, and sales of artwork created there that day. Lachat is offering this great location and friendly atmosphere, and is requesting a 30% donation from the artists if any sales result from hanging in the barn. [See video link below.] At sunset, wine, cheese and a bon fire may be on offer for artists who exhibit starting at 5:00 p.m.
This event is free and open to all artists, to gather and paint outside, in a beautiful farm setting with 18th c (1770) pre-Revolutionary home and farm buildings and vistas. Devil's Den nature preserve is right next door, if you bring a friend who hikes. (There is no instruction. Bring your own supplies, snacks, lunch, folding chair.)
Parking is in the designated parking area in adjacent fields. There are portapotties and water on site. No smoking.
106 Godfrey Road West, Weston, CT 06883
Video of property on YouTube: